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Composer Nova Pon draws on the rhythms of speech and birdsong

Composer Nova Pon draws on the rhythms of speech and birdsong

September 14, 2017
National

"Nova Pon presents as a cautious soul, to the extent that she requested written questions before speaking to the Georgia Straight. But it wasn’t a case of the thoughtful and soft-spoken flutist and composer wanting to control the agenda; she’s simply unused to the spotlight.

“I live under a rock, a bit,” she says by phone from her Bowen Island home, “and my notion of an interview was that everything I said would be printed verbatim, and that it would be really poor reading.”

Pon’s lack of interest in self-promotion may be partly why, at 34, she’s still seen as an emerging composer, despite a sizable body of excellent work. And then there’s the fact that composers mature more slowly than other musicians—a process that, in Pon’s case, was complicated by her youthful need to explore other options first..."

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